Countries and organizations which would participate in the June meeting had all the required information for substantive discussions in order to advance debate on the draft Patent Law Treaty and take possible decisions on future action.
Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs, and Geographical Indications
Organized and prepared for the first session of the Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs, and Geographical Indications (July 1998), which will discuss protection of well‑known marks, the use of trademarks on the Internet, harmonizing rules concerning trademark licensing, and topical issues concerning protection of geographical indications.
Prepared working documents for the first session of the Standing Committee, including a revised set of draft provisions on the protection of well‑known marks and notes concerning those draft provisions and a revised set of draft articles concerning trademark licensing and notes on those draft articles.
Consulted with other international intergovernmental organizations and provided legal advice and comments on draft legislation to five Member States, including undertaking two missions (one in cooperation with Program 07), educational activities, studies and reports and information dissemination.
Countries and organizations which would participate in the July meeting would have all the required information for useful substantive discussions.
Protection of Industrial Property Rights in Global Electronic Commerce
Main Activities and Results
Conducted studies and discussions within the WTO Secretariat, in order to further coordination concerning the outstanding issues involving the different aspects of intellectual property and electronic commerce. The current situation was evaluated with the expectation that the work of the Advisory Committee would proceed in coordination with other programs within WIPO.